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Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue

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193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
+1 828-456-6368
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Came here last year and it was awesome so we came back again. Great food and great wait staff. Bbq chicken is the best. Fast service.

Thank Bonita521
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Got some ribs and Chicken To-Go. I've had the ribs before and think the sauce is the best around , but this time not quite as as good. The ribs were fine, put a little on the lean side compared to last time is it was supposed to be a full rack, paid extra for white meat and chicken and... More 

Thank Carolyn C
Deltona, Florida
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361 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've driven past this restaurant for years and never stopped because it is not very appealing from the outside. It sits in a run down plaza which has seen better days. I stopped here yesterday and got a pound of pulled pork to take home for lunch. Wow, what a surprise. The inside is very quaint, the bathroom clean, and... More 

Thank Mike D
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a lunch spot on Saturday afternoon and found this in a strip mall. Pretty busy for 2:00 pm. Wonderful waitress who answered menu questions and was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. Brunswick stew, ribs, and sliced pork sandwiches were all hot, fresh, and fast. Reasonably priced. Great experience. We'll be back again.

Thank Hills1201
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I love their chicken tenders. Also they have some of the best cheesy bacon fries! Get them with the spicy ranch!

Thank Elizabeth P
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Although this restaurant is a challenge to find, it is worth the trip! NC BBQ at its finest with fast and friendly service. We tried pulled pork, smoked turkey and baby back ribs and all were excellent. The sides are great too. The restaurant is very clean and has cute decor. The mustard sauce was so good that I bought... More 

Thank Gayle S
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was bland and very low quality. I even heard from an ex employee that they don't even smoke their own pork. I'm not sure if that's true, but it sure tasted like it. The Smokehouse in Hazelwood beats this place hands down. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

Thank Rajeblot
Rock Hill, Sc, Usa
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have been transplanted from Texas to the Carolinas and have missed beef BBQ in this land where BBQ means pork. Fat Buddies did a great job on this brisket! My side of fried okra was also very good. Great service. Moderately busy at about 6 PM on a Thursday.

Thank 21degree
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Our favorite barbeque in are - most highly recommend their chicken or baby back ribs! Everyone there is super friendly - you won't leave hungry! Don't forget to try their homemade onion rings!

Thank Lorie D
Waynesville, NC
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a couple from Kansas visit us and they wanted to try Southern BBQ. There were 7 of us and they readied a big table in no time. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was great also!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Waynesville Plz, Waynesville, NC 28786-2993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-456-6368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?